Wood Craft Festival 2017

Wood Craft Festival 2017

Lake House Arts is once again hosting a wood sculpture event, now known as the Wood Craft Festival. Previously named the Wood Sculpture Symposium, it has been a biennial event on the North Shore of Auckland’s calendar for nearly 20 years and was one of New Zealand’s first sculpture outdoor exhibitions and possibly the first to show artists sculpting live allowing the public to view the process from log to artwork.

The Wood Craft Festival encourages both emerging and established artists to step out of their comfort zones, to create a work ‘on the fly’; on site within Lake House grounds and within a strict time period of 7 days. 2017’s event is expanding on previous incarnations by including public programming with artist talks, demonstrations and interactive activities for kids. The theme of environmental sustainability is central to the Wood Craft Festival, and to facilitate more understanding of ecological issues, the festival will include several workshops, presentations and talks by environmental groups.

The Festival will also be engaging with local schools by offering environmental and art/sculpture based workshops in keeping with curriculum goals – inspiring the next generation to see the beauty and function of our native flora and fauna.

The live sculpting part of the event which is completely free and open to the public will run from the 13th of May to the 21st of May, with a Beer, Bands and BBQ day on Saturday the 20th May. The Awards and opening of the month long outdoor sculpture exhibition will be on Tuesday 23rd of May. In the last week of the exhibition Lake House Arts the remaining unsold works will be auctioned. 

Proudly supported by the Devonport/Takapuna Local Board and Chartwell Trust

   
Our school would be interested in hearing more about the available workshops. 


Wood Craft Festival - Small works

Monday 15 May 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017

Small sculptures and artworks from the participating sculptors of the Wood Craft Festival.


FIRST DAY DELAYED BECAUSE OF WEATHER. NEW OPEN DAY MONDAY 15 MAY Live wood carving with 13 artists!

Saturday 13 May 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - 15:00

Lake House Arts is once again hosting a wood sculpture event, now known as the Wood Craft Festival. Previously named the Wood Sculpture Symposium, it has been a biennial event on the North Shore of Auckland’s calendar for nearly 20 years and was one of New Zealand’s first sculpture outdoor exhibitions and possibly the first to show artists sculpting live allowing the public to view the process from log to artwork.

The Wood Craft Festival encourages both emerging and established artists to step out of their comfort zones, to create a work ‘on the fly’; on site within Lake House grounds and within a strict time period of 7 days. 2017’s event is expanding on previous incarnations by including public programming with artist talks, demonstrations and interactive activities for kids. The live sculpting part of the event which is completely free and open to the public, will run from the 13th of May to the 21st of May.


Beer, BBQ and Bands day (live carving too!)

Saturday 20 May 2017 - Saturday 20 May 2017 - 16:00

The live sculpting part of the event which is completely free and open to the public, will run from the 13th of May to the 21st of May, with a Beer, Bands and BBQ day on Saturday the 20th May. Join us for some Beer and BBQ (other food options available too) and listen to some bands while watching the artists finish off their sculptures. Kids activities will also be available.

Live music with the incredible Carl Mose 


Dragonbox

Saturday 20 May 2017 - Saturday 20 May 2017

Dragonbox is an initiative involving Edward Fuller, Kennedy Brown, Ron Crummer and Leon Kipa. During the Woodcraft Festival 2017 this cell of vanguard designers, motivated to break from the isolation often impelled by creative practice, will share in collaboration their knowledge, passion and creative energy. Dragonbox will present a short 2-part informal workshop highlighting the use and reuse of waste wood material.

Firstly, they will discuss and demonstrate a few simple ways to utilize existing and/or recycled materials through different techniques and methodologies, with an emphasis on repetition and how this can facilitate the creation of new arrangements of shape and form. Dragonbox will then conclude by showcasing some basic woodworking methods and tools in relation to making templates. In the second part, the public will be asked to select from a number of preformed components (created by way of these template principles), and invited to help assemble and reassemble a free-form installation which will evolve organically throughout the day, culminating into an artwork which will be exhibited as part of the festival for the duration of the event. The objective of this workshop is to attract and encourage participants to broaden their perceptions about materials and design, as well as have fun by actively interacting and participating in a free-form creation.

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